November 3, 2018 Subject:
This is real
You are listening to the broadcast from Germany. It is 1940 great Britain is about to be invaded. It is a beautiful summer's evening and the lights are out . All you can see is the radio's dim tuning dial in the twilight. A crackling broadcast from Germany disturbs the tranquility. These broadcasts are a time machine. Spooky and at the time both scary and funny. They transport back to those critical months of the war.
Reviewer:Out of Stone
July 11, 2014 Subject:
Light entertainment from Germany
There is a storytelling that's quite appealing - 'the fall of France',, interspersed with personal anecdotes, lends Germany's 'quest for peace' a certain charm.
You can understand the comic and entertaining nature of these broadcasts by the number of insults directed at the "dictator of Britain", Churchill.
There's one laugh-out-loud moment when Joyce gives us the tale of the "British Minister of Misinformation conducting a systematic campaign of frightening British women and girls about the danger of being injured by splinters from German bombs. The women have reacted to these suggestions and alarms by requesting their milliners to shape the spring and summer hats out of very thin tin plate, which is covered with silk, velvet or other draping material."
Lord Haw Haw was comic relief for wartime Brits.
March 15, 2010 Subject:
An amazing slice of history!
I'd knew of "Lord Haw Haw" from various sources, but never actually heard him or his broadcasts. Amazing to listen to these poisonious drops of pro-Nazi wisdom. In it's own way, this is as funny as "Duffys Tavern"...and as frightening as "Lights Out"...
The Quality of the recordings isn't great, but it's amazing that ANY of these survived. It's worth listening through all the cracks and pops to hear something this rare. Truely amazing.